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Colin Hill

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Updated: 7 days ago

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HELLO YOU I wonder who you are why you come here to share your soul and spill your thoughts into all these little boxes. We are both so alike yet with disparate lives miles apart only internet connected through cabled wires. I read your bio what you choose to tell me and make up the rest fill in the blanks pretend we're old friends. Where are you in this world? I want to imagine your view see what only you can see when you write your words on your laptop or phone. Won't you invite me there? take me by the hand and show me all that means so much to you let me understand the why of your mind and share some precious time. One lifetime seems not enough to put these words into all their many convoluted combinations to make sense of the turmoil in our heads and make peace with one another. We should meet up and say hello you so nice to meet you and have a nice day it's been fun I love you. Maybe then in this time and space this world would be in better shape if we all just hugged and said hello and understood each other's woes all hatred laid to waste. Anyways I've rambled on you must think I'm daft my head all wrong it's just reaching out that's all.

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keith jeffries

Thu 15th Jun 2017 10:25

Hello Colin, Thank you,, as always, for your comment on Another Place. You are right as national and international news paints a grim picture of the world at this time. Thank you again. Keith

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 12th Jun 2017 17:03

I've just rung her and she is sending you a couple of thousand spams to repair your hurt pride Colin!

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Colin Hill

Mon 12th Jun 2017 15:46

how come I've been overlooked by Miss Rita 😕?!

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 11th Jun 2017 20:46

Chaps the Conservatives are in disarray: Labour has increased its membership by another 150,000 in the last week. Corbyn's position is strengthened and another election more than likely. The Tories need to be kept under pressure. Viva! Tommy

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keith jeffries

Thu 8th Jun 2017 19:47

Colin, Thank you as always for commenting on my poem Two Voices. I share your sense of despair. I am seventy years of age and have seen a succession of Conservative and Labour Governments, one after the oher with little semblance of difference and no real social progress being achieved. Two voices was an attempt to portray what the Government would have us believe yet is not properly connected to reality. What ails the nation are governments which have been inept, driven by out dated ideologies or those in pursuit of their own wealth. The people are misled by both media and politicians. A two party system is defunct and can hardly be described as truly democratic. Why should I only have a choice between two sets of half wits? Radical reform is called for and the voice of an educated electorate needs to be listened to. Thank you as always. Keith

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Maxine

Fri 2nd Jun 2017 12:43

Hi!

Thank you for your comment on butterflies, I am glad you enjoyed. Also, I am taking your suggestions into consideration - both are great and would give the ending a little more.

Maxine

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Hazel ettridge

Thu 1st Jun 2017 08:01

Hi Colin, thanks for reassurance. I only get on the WOL site now and then and am so sad that I miss so much. Must do Better!

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Mikhail Smith

Wed 31st May 2017 13:58

Hello Colin, thank-you for your comment. Yes it's not my usual style which emerges onto the paper. I think I just wanted to get my thoughts in order before the inquest which was imminent. Not a happy subject ! Thanks again.

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Hazel ettridge

Mon 29th May 2017 12:42

Colin Ear-splitting was nudged from joyous haiku to this more interesting poem (for me at any rate) after reading Fun in a Fiat 500, which made a big impact on me. Not sure if this is inspiration or plagiarism - forgive me if the latter.

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keith jeffries

Fri 26th May 2017 19:57

Colin, thanks for the comment on Imagination. Valid. I was doubtful about those two lines. Thanks as ever. Keith

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 25th May 2017 14:30

Thanks for the comments on 'The Mayfly Dance' Colin - yeah I know what you mean - but it's such a good title and fits the theme so perfectly that it has to stay I'm afraid :-) it's pretty much a true story - so adding a shooting star might be a bit OTT to the narrative - but glad you had that experience
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 20th May 2017 12:49

Thanks for commenting on 'Gone' Colin - pleased that you liked it - and, as always, very grateful for your insightful and positive feedback
Ian

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David Cooke

Thu 18th May 2017 12:34

Hi Colin Thanks for your comments on 'Mill Girl'. You have interpreted it in exactly the way I intended.

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kJ Walker

Thu 18th May 2017 06:42

hi Colin. Thanks for your comments on "Shut Thi Clack" . When I introduced the Slugshaws it was meant as a one-off, but the comments I received seemed to suggest a franchise. I've got more planned for them now.

Cheers Kevin

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keith jeffries

Wed 17th May 2017 12:22

Colin, thank you for the comment on First Day at School. I think it must have September 1952 when clogs were perhaps going out of fashion, but I remember the day well. Keith

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 16th May 2017 20:45

Thanks for the apposite comment Col re: End of an affair. 😎

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chris stevenson

Mon 15th May 2017 17:25

Hi Colin .. thanks for the comment .. had to think about your question .. I'm not sure but although born in Lytham I was brought up in Crewe .. it really annoys my wife if I lapse into that. I wrote it very quickly and as it's a 'goodbye' it makes it more personal between me and him, plus I'd already written an 'in memoriam', that's how it came out really ....

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Hazel ettridge

Sun 14th May 2017 07:46

Colin, the amount of love and encouragement you bring to this site is amazing. You must be one of the most generous people I have come across. Very much appreciated.

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Ghazala Lari

Mon 8th May 2017 15:48

Hi Colin, thanks for reading my poem silence...I am fine, thank you...how about u?

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keith jeffries

Sun 7th May 2017 00:09

Hello Colin, Thank you for your several comments which I value greatly. You are a constant source of encouragement for which I am grateful. Keith

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invisible

Fri 5th May 2017 16:11

I absolutely love your sample. made me feel very welcome.

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keith jeffries

Thu 27th Apr 2017 09:19

Hello Colin,
Thank you for your recent comments on my work especially the poem One of many... You are right in that I have come to know myself after many years of turmoil. I value your comments enormously. Please continue to monitor and any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks again. Keith

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keith jeffries

Tue 25th Apr 2017 16:22

Colin, Thanks for your comments on Darkness which I appreciate. Your comments often give rise to thought which are of real help. As far as Like buttons are concerned. I am so hopeless with computers that I have probably pressed the wrong button somewhere. Thanks again. Keith

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Andy Smyth

Tue 25th Apr 2017 08:23

Hi Colin, enjoyed that "Hello You" poem, maybe old, I don't know, but still has relevance. Made me start thinking about Customer Surveys, Job Applications, Loan Applications (I have much experience) and so on. A definite verse there somewhere, but nice one matey.

Andy

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MGS

Mon 24th Apr 2017 09:21

What a brilliant writer with fountain of words. I hope to see published one from you. xx MGS

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Natasha Townsend

Tue 18th Apr 2017 19:22

Col! Please do write a response! So glad it made you smile. Yours made me smile too. So much inspiration. Btw that link doesn't work, nooooooo! 😲 x

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keith jeffries

Sun 16th Apr 2017 10:34

Colin, Sorry. Could you return to Befuddled where I left a comment on your comment. All goes to prove how computer illiterate I am. Thanks Keith

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keith jeffries

Sat 15th Apr 2017 10:23

Colin, thanks for your comment on His Cherished Domain. You are right as it is an extension of the front parlour, a sacred zone, beautifully kept and seldom used. Thanks again. Keith

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keith jeffries

Fri 14th Apr 2017 10:04

Colin, Thank you again for the interest in my poetry especially A Sad Memory. It recalls the day when, at the age of four and half years, we moved north as a family. My father had secured a better job there. For me it was traumatic and I never truly settled there. At the age of 18 I fled to join HM Forces, never to return. Tenerife is my home as my partner is here, also a poet (a published one) but Spanish. I love being in the Canaries. Thank you again for your interesting comment which I appreciate. Keith

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keith jeffries

Wed 12th Apr 2017 18:02

Colin, thanks. Please post the Gran Canaria script. I lived there for some years before moving to Tenerife. Keith

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